Tales From The Swan Hotel
About the Show
In southern California, just outside Hollywood, there is a most unusual hotel. A hotel dedicated to the golden age of cinema and the departures of its most influential and notorious players. It is a destination that spotlights the manners in which these men and women of Hollywood perished. The rooms are decorated with an array of evidence and clues, unique to each death, and fitted with a cast of department store manikins which stand in for the major roles involved - Forensic precision made kitschy and accessible to all. Each episode we will present to you one of these rooms, and rouse your imagination with its spellbinding story. Welcome to THE SWAN HOTEL
Room 813: "Cut To Black"
May 9th, 2016 | Season 2 | 25 mins 31 secs
With a head in the clouds and a demanding mother, struggling screenwriter Simon Herschel endures an unforgiving and hard-hearted studio system and his own eagerness.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL Room 302: "One for the Road"
March 17th, 2016 | Season 2 | 9 mins 37 secs
Grab a pint and spend this festive wearing of the green with the pell-mell life of Irish-American silent film star Percy Quinn.
Room 219: "Silver Screen Stockings"
February 29th, 2016 | Season 2 | 18 mins 46 secs
Three's a crowd in a bed made for two. Acclaimed war director Curtis Ellington spends offset hours canoodling with a young Hollywood newcomer - His married leading lady Deborah Fairfield.
NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL Room 726: "A Twofer at Turnstone"
December 31st, 2015 | Season 2 | 10 mins 5 secs
On New Year's Eve, comedic actress, Mrs. Charlotte Reed, buries her burdens and admiration for the past at the bottom of a champagne bottle against the sandy beaches of Turnstone Isle.
Room 519: "Deck the Halls"
December 21st, 2015 | Season 2 | 29 mins 40 secs
A tenacious talent scout recruits an over-the-hill prizefighter to take a chance and become the next Hollywood strongman.
THANKSGIVING SPECIAL Room 414: "The Weight"
November 19th, 2015 | Season 2 | 6 mins 44 secs
Pull up a seat to a Thanksgiving feast courtesy of The Swan Hotel and hear the story of Hollywood roughneck Ramon Aldridge and his fateful visit to the Silver Basin Hunting Lodge.
Room 204: "The Masks of Mr. Moffat"
October 22nd, 2015 | Season 2 | 24 mins 37 secs
Aging horror legend Oscar Moffat, who longs for the days of old, takes a sobering look at his present contribution courtesy of a bump on the head.
Room 901: "The Queen's Shrine"
September 23rd, 2015 | Season 2 | 21 mins 33 secs
Amidst the whirling sands of a Palm Springs resort, faded jewel of the silent screen Sofia Reznik digs through her chest of movie memorabilia for feature reporter Danny Freedman.
Room 623: "The Midnight Pendulum"
December 23rd, 2014 | Season 1 | 54 mins 54 secs
On New Years Eve, distraught stage and movie hypnotist Sid Carlyle has a chance encounter with bubbly lamp salesman Hume Hawkins. Together they'll share an evening of laughs, drinks, and one dark secret.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Room 212: "The Four-Legged Sensation"
December 15th, 2014 | Season 1 | 6 mins 22 secs
This holiday gift comes to you from Room 212 and tells the story of Maddie, Hollywood’s Four Legged Sensation.
Room 508 Part 2: "The Affluent American"
November 27th, 2014 | Season 1 | 50 mins 56 secs
Abandoned by opera singer May Emmers, private eye Cole Spence on the hunt of elusive jewel thief the Catchman received a mysterious phone call that offers a cryptic name and possible lead.
THE GRIPPING CONCLUSION 0F ROOM 508
Room 508 Part 1: "To Catch A Catchman"
November 23rd, 2014 | Season 1 | 48 mins 7 secs
American private detective Cole Spence drafts Hollywood’s fat lady turned opera singer May Emmers to help him track down The Catchman, Europe’s most notorious jewel thief.
Room 117: "Six Reels of Matricide"
August 22nd, 2014 | Season 1 | 49 mins 1 sec
Lucielle Wesler was overjoyed when studio head Martin Levy turned her twin boys into movie stars. But celebration turned to mourning when Death bought a ticket to the matinee.
Room 315: "A Showgirl's Tomb"
May 6th, 2014 | Season 1 | 49 mins 18 secs
The tearful tale of Las Vegas’s “Lady of the Water” Gabriella Vines whose life spins out of control when she marries mobster Jimmy Nicoletti.
Room 809: "The Would-Be Starlet"
April 3rd, 2014 | Season 1 | 40 mins 26 secs
Jillian Andrews’ dreams of Hollywood stardom were dashed the moment she ran into smut peddler Elliot Marx, but after meeting suspended detective Walter Banks at a local diner she helps plan an act of revenge that turns deadly.